Christopher   Condo

Christopher Condo

Senior Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Chris serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is part of Forrester's AD&D coverage of DevOps tool chains, focusing on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as well as software development strategies for enabling those strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Chris was the engineering manager for the enterprise web applications team for Altran North America, where he oversaw and led the development of enterprise applications in the medical device and automated warehousing industry. Chris led a team of 10 software engineers, developed proposals, led estimation efforts, led resourcing efforts (including offshore), and also pitched in as an individual contributor. Chris has firsthand experience of developing software using agile practices and helping clients migrate to CI and CD methodologies as well as migrating to the cloud.

Prior to Altran, Chris was a senior development engineer at Microsoft for 13-plus years, working in the SaaS space starting with the Microsoft bCentral suite of online eCommerce tools targeted at small to medium businesses. Chris went on to lead software development efforts for the Office Live product suite, developing CRM and eCommerce platforms for Microsoft's growing online customer base. With Office 365, in addition to feature development, Chris worked on early tool chains that enabled global configuration and secure cloud deployments prior to their mainstream existence on the Azure platform. He also performed research and development on components to limit the impact of DOS attacks.

Before Microsoft, Chris held senior software engineering roles at FASTech, M/A-Com, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Education

Chris graduated from UMass Lowell with a B.S. in computer science. Chris is an active member of UMass Lowell Computer Science Industry Advisory Board.

Christopher Condo

Senior Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Chris serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is part of Forrester's AD&D coverage of DevOps tool chains, focusing on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as well as software development strategies for enabling those strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Chris was the engineering manager for the enterprise web applications team for Altran North America, where he oversaw and led the development of enterprise applications in the medical device and automated warehousing industry. Chris led a team of 10 software engineers, developed proposals, led estimation efforts, led resourcing efforts (including offshore), and also pitched in as an individual contributor. Chris has firsthand experience of developing software using agile practices and helping clients migrate to CI and CD methodologies as well as migrating to the cloud.

Prior to Altran, Chris was a senior development engineer at Microsoft for 13-plus years, working in the SaaS space starting with the Microsoft bCentral suite of online eCommerce tools targeted at small to medium businesses. Chris went on to lead software development efforts for the Office Live product suite, developing CRM and eCommerce platforms for Microsoft's growing online customer base. With Office 365, in addition to feature development, Chris worked on early tool chains that enabled global configuration and secure cloud deployments prior to their mainstream existence on the Azure platform. He also performed research and development on components to limit the impact of DOS attacks.

Before Microsoft, Chris held senior software engineering roles at FASTech, M/A-Com, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Education

Chris graduated from UMass Lowell with a B.S. in computer science. Chris is an active member of UMass Lowell Computer Science Industry Advisory Board.

Christopher Condo's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: When To Stop Improving And Start Innovating

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 26, 2017Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Modern application delivery and DevOps practices help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to continuously fine-tune their applications in response to evolving customer needs, but every software product reaches a point at which further improvement is impossible. This report helps inform when and how to shift from incremental improvement to discontinuous innovation. It's risky — but less risky than being eclipsed by competitors. Discontinuous innovation frees resources to create new product and application categories to win, serve, and retain customers. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    Benchmarks: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 14, 2017Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally seek to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but there is a trap: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors but with themselves — assessing how good they are for their business and users. Gone are the days when application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders used industry-standard benchmarks to assess how they average. Instead, they compare their current performance with where they need to be as a leader. This report shows AD&D pros how leading organizations benchmark app delivery. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We updated this report to reflect data from Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2017 and Forrester's Q3 2017 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 8, 2017Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to achieve all three, but paralysis over compliance, audit, or security concerns causes many to cling to manual governance practices that are ineffective even at slower speeds. This report describes how application delivery organizations are applying automated supply chain management practices to improve both application delivery governance and business results. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically to ensure continued relevance.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Master DevOps For Faster Delivery Of Software Innovation

    Vision: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 21, 2017 Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Organizations in every industry face opportunities and threats caused by digitally empowered customers. Acquiring new customers — or losing existing ones — has never been easier. Companies can't afford to move fast only in some areas; the whole organization must race together toward customer obsession. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must master development and operations (DevOps) and modern application delivery processes across their entire software portfolio to win in the digital marketplace. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Agile And DevOps Adoption Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 21, 2017Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Every business is now a digital business. Companies are scrambling to respond to higher consumer expectations and more nimble competitors. Application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations are leading this response, transforming to deliver high-quality, innovative software solutions that delight customers and outpace competitors. This report introduces Forrester's Modern Application Delivery Playbook, which lays out the crucial imperatives for AD&D leaders navigating this transition. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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